Equipping the Worldwide Church
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With our open-licensed tools, content and training, unfoldingWord is equipping church networks worldwide to establish the church in every people group and the Bible in every language. Using the Gateway Language Strategy, we are empowering our partners to accurately translate God’s Word into the world’s most widely-spoken languages so that they can lead people to become fully-formed disciples of Jesus.
Supporting Bible Translation Worldwide
1.5 billion people worldwide still cannot read the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in the language they know best: their heart language. However, more than half of earth’s population (3.7 billion) speak one of the world’s 50 most widely-spoken languages — the Gateway Languages. Those languages truly are the gateways to the remaining languages that don’t have God’s Word for themselves.
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Stories From the Field
Iran: Bibles in every language
- January 04, 2022
222 Ministries President Lazarus Yeghnazar dreams of the day when his country, Iran, will have Bibles in every local language. Using unfoldingWord's translation tools and Biblica's newly-revised Farsi...
A Scrap of Paper that Changed a Life
- December 28, 2021
It was 2006. A young Islamic man, walking home in Khartoum, Sudan, found a scrap of paper that changed his life and began his journey to the forefront of Church-Centric Bible Translation. His name is ...
Zafar's Favorite Tool
- December 28, 2021
This year, unfoldingWord completed the initial training of the Russian Gateway Language team. All 50 Open Bible Stories and nine Scripture Book Packages are now available in Russian, serving as the Ga...
Seizing the moment in Sudan
- November 01, 2021
Circling the Kaaba with thousands of fellow Muslims during the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), a young Sudanese man comes to a moment of crisis. He realizes that fellow believers from all over the...
Open Bible Stories open doors for Gospel in Venezuela
For Piaroa Christians like Alejandra, having unfoldingWord’s Open Bible Stories translated from Spanish into her heart language means more than nice bedtime stories for her kids. It means giving them ...
Bible Without a Village
- December 27, 2021
On December 4, our Spanish Gateway Language partners held their first translation workshop with Portuguese translators. Portuguese is the Gateway to 530 people groups representing about 50 million peo...
Ruska Roma celebrate first Scripture in their language
- September 20, 2021
EASTERN UKRAINE — To Samuel Kim, holding a Ruska Roma translation of 3 John means more than a chance to celebrate with his Roma friends. It’s the answer to 10 years of prayer. In April, a team of fou...